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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

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Address: Centro de la Ciudad de Atenas, Athens 99920, Greece
Phone Number: 01-722-7065
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best...
Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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Amazing view from the top. Visited Feb 2014

If you choose to walk up it is a long way but well worth the effort as the views are amazing. Lovely cafe/restaurant at the top. Option of getting the cable car up if preferred.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you choose to walk up it is a long way but well worth the effort as the views are amazing. Lovely cafe/restaurant at the top. Option of getting the cable car up if preferred.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We decided to walk to the top, which was hard work particularly in the hot sun. You can also take the cable car up. I would suggest visiting Mount Lycabettus during the late afternoon and stay up there for a couple of drinks and dinner to watch the sunset over Athens. It was absolutely beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nothing really much up the hill but you most go and see the view..... its well worth the 5 euro taxi ride. The view is just brilliant.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A quick ride up the Funicular to the top, and then an easy way around the top gives you 360 degree views. The little chapel at the top is also well worth a visit. Choice of a moderate cafe style or more expensive restaurant both with good views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were trying to meet the sunset on the mountan. Unfortunately there were a lot of another tourists with the same goal. You should come earlier or you should stay withthe idea to look over someone's head.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

It was a our driver's from athenstourgreece.com idea. Peter (Panayiotis) drove us there but still there were some stairs to climb to get to the summit, after crossing a cafeteria and a few more stairs you will see a very cute Greek Orthodox Church. The view is fantastic and worth the effort.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We walked from the metro station, up what felt like a million stairs, ton get to the base of the hill where the cable car (funicular) begins. It was €7.50 for a round trip up and down on the funicular. If you walked all the steps like we did, then you wouldn't want to walk the rest. However, if you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Nice cable car ride to the top, where you get a gorgeous view of Athens and the Acropolis. Just beware of restaurant pricing. They list as one, and charge as another. On 7/22, we watched a customer go absolutely mad on the owner. It seemed his dish was listed on menu at a price lower than than reflected on his... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Watching over Athens from Mt.Lycabettus as the sun sets....wow!!! To see the whole city, the Acropolis on top and the sea at the back.Was amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The panoramic views are (when you are as lucky as we were because it was 100% clear / cloudless) astonishing. The cableway is the easiest way to reach the top, but is not free of charge. I advice everyone to take a drink with them.

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Address: Centro de la Ciudad de Atenas, Athens 99920, Greece
Phone Number: 01-722-7065
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Attica  >  Athens>  > Kolonaki / Lykavittos

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Kolonaki / Lykavittos
By far the ritziest neighborhood in town, Kolonaki is home to most of the chic boutiques and designer label stores. Here, the wealthy say no to austerity by dressing in their finest and spending hours in the trendy cafés around Kolonaki Square, sipping the most expensive coffee in Europe. The area also contains a couple of notable museums and cultural institutions, which add to the air of nobility. The leafy upper reaches of Kolonaki transition into Lykavittos Hill, the highest point in central Athens. Climb the paths through its wooded slopes to the tiny chapel at the top, from where you are rewarded with stunning views across the Acropolis to the sea and even the mountains of the Peloponnese on a clear day. The wooden amphitheater up here hosts regular concerts during the summer.
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